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497740 Projects & Asset Srvcs Max Term Full Time Emergency Management


As the third largest local government area in Australia and the fifth fastest growing region, the Moreton Bay Region boasts beautiful beaches and waterways, amazing manufacturing hubs and picturesque hinterland hamlets. Moreton Bay has a strong and connected community that enjoys all the traditional Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal country has to offer within our region.

With a diverse workforce of more than 1900 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of more than 469,000 residents, each team member has an intrinsic ability to impact our community. Whether you’re a manager or working on the frontline, your role will make a difference - bring your expertise and join our driven team today.

The Department

The Emergency Management and Public Safety Department aims to build a safer and more resilient community. The key actions to achieve these aims includes partnering with stakeholders to develop arrangements to prevent, prepare, respond and recover from emergencies and disasters. Other core functions include the enhancement of public safety through reducing the risk of fire on council land, proactive community engagement and the management of close circuit television systems to support business operations, crime prevention and investigation. The Department comprises four teams to manage these initiatives, these being; Disaster Management, Disaster Resilience and Recovery, Fire Management, and Public Safety.

About our opportunity

This is a BRAND NEW opportunity assisting with fostering the integral partnership between Council and the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services!

As the SES Deputy Local Controller you will assist the recently appointed SES Local Controller in the operational management of the Moreton Bay State Emergency Service (SES) Unit to build safer and more resilient communities, and ensure legislative and policy requirements are met for both organisations.

You will provide support in the operational response for SES assistance provided to residents and agencies via storm and flood response, evacuation and evacuation centre support, undertaking land and other forensic searches, and deployments to support other local government areas both intra and interstate.

From providing training support for SES members and volunteers, to assisting with developing public relations and education programs at the local level that promote community resilience and self-sufficiency... this is certainly a varied role for someone seeking that next challenge.

This role plays a key part assisting in identifying, challenging and removing any barriers to the achievement of the Moreton Bay SES Unit being at the forefront of emergency management activities within the region and the State.

About you

We are seeking a motivated team member and leader, experienced in overseeing the operation of an SES Unit and volunteers in high-pressure situations, during crisis and natural disasters.  

You will be an exceptional communicator, with proven experience in developing and delivering training, to facilitate positive community engagement and actively contribute to fostering a healthy, inclusive and well-connected workplace.

In addition to a strong level of knowledge of the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990 (Qld) and Disaster Management Act 2003 (Qld), you will also ideally be aware of the Queensland Disaster Management Arrangements and how they apply in this environment. You will also:

  • Hold a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment would be highly desirable.
  • Possess a Current Queensland Working with Children Blue Card or be willing to apply for prior to commencing work.
  • Be a current active member of the SES, or at least be eligible to join.

An essential requirement of this role is to deliver training on Tuesdays and Wednesday evenings, so you will need to be willing and available to adjust your standard work day on those days to accommodate (1:20pm to 10pm). You will also be available to participate in an on-call duty officer roster, accept emergency activation calls, and work some weekends, public holidays and out of hours when required due to the nature of the role.

The Details

Term: Maximum Term Full Time - 3 years

Award/Level:  Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A) - Level 5 of the Moreton Bay Regional Council EBA4 Certified Agreement

Location: Murrumba Downs

  • $84,340 pa + super (up to 12%) + leave loading
  • 72.5 hour fortnight
  • 9 day fortnight


Why join the MBRC Team?

Aside from an opportunity to build a rewarding career within a diverse and growing organisation, we offer a range of team member benefits including:

  • Discounted Health Insurance.
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities.
  • We are proud to offer opportunities to develop your career within a local government organisation and our team members are encouraged to undertake study for career development in their area of employment under our Study, Training & Research Scheme (STARS).
  • Generous employer and employee super contribution scheme.
  • Flexibility at MBRC depends on the type of work you do but could include options such as work from home, part time, 9-day fortnights and flexible days. Talk to us about what flexibility means to you!

Position Description

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How to Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role.

Please note: applicants will be required to undergo a National Police History Check as part of the recruitment process for this role.

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